Oakland
Athletics
Stadium RingCentral Coliseum
0-0 Overall | AL WEST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Preseason
Sun  3/1
@
Royals
W / 510-6
Sun  3/1
@
Indians
W8-5
Mon  3/2
vs
Cubs
W5-2
Tue  3/3
@
White Sox
W6-5
Regular season
Thu  3/26
vs
Twins
POSTPONED
Fri  3/27
vs
Twins
POSTPONED
Sat  3/28
vs
Twins
POSTPONED
Sun  3/29
vs
Twins
POSTPONED
Mon  3/30
vs
Astros
POSTPONED
Tue  3/31
vs
Astros
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 25/1, 3.8% odds to win the World Series. Their simulation based win percentage (3.2%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. In simulations, they win the AL 6.7% of the time and are not a good value at 12/1, 7.7%. The Athletics are averaging 89.6 wins per sim which makes them a decent bet to win over 88.5 games. At +240 the Athletics are a good value to make the playoffs with a 47.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 19.5% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 97-65 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 53%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +1524. They were very good against the spread going 90-72 for (+717 profit). More of their games came in under (87) than went over (71). Their next game vs the Twins should be close. The Athletics are winning 51 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Since last season their average run differential is +0.98 which ranks #4 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #3 ranked team among home teams.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Marcus Semien who is projected to be the #5 shortstop. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
30 Allen, Austin C6-222001/16/19941No College
61 Allen, Nick SS5-915510/08/19980No College
79 Barrera, Luis LF6-020511/15/19950No College
1 Barreto, Franklin 2B5-1020002/27/19963No College
40 Bassitt, Chris SP6-522002/22/19895Akron
--- Baum, Tyler 6-219501/14/19980North Carolina
58 Blackburn, Paul RP6-120012/04/19933No College
49 Bolt, Skye CF6-218701/15/19941North Carolina
15 Brown, Seth LF6-321507/13/19921No College
19 Campbell, Eric 1B6-320704/09/19873Boston College
20 Canha, Mark CF6-221202/15/19895California
26 Chapman, Matt 3B6-022004/28/19933No College
75 Charles, Wandisson RP6-622009/07/19960No College
--- Davidson, Logan 6-319512/26/19970Clemson
2 Davis, Khris DH5-1120312/21/19877No College
78 Deichmann, Greg RF6-221005/31/19950LSU
35 Diekman, Jake RP6-420501/21/19878No College
74 Dunshee, Parker RP6-120502/12/19950Wake Forest
50 Fiers, Mike SP6-220206/15/19859No College
11 Fowler, Dustin CF6-019012/29/19942No College
--- Goins, Ryan 5-1018002/13/19887No College
32 Gossett, Daniel RP6-019211/13/19922Clemson
8 Grossman, Robbie LF6-021509/16/19897No College
37 Heim, Jonah C6-420506/27/19950No College
16 Hendriks, Liam RP6-022502/10/19899No College
67 Holmes, Grant RP6-022403/22/19960No College
76 Howard, Brian RP6-918504/25/19950TCU
46 Jefferies, Daulton SP6-018508/02/19950California
56 Kaprielian, James SP6-321003/02/19940UCLA
5 Kemp, Tony CF5-616310/31/19914Vanderbilt
22 Laureano, Ramon CF5-1120007/15/19942No College
60 Luetge, Lucas RP6-420503/24/19874Rice
44 Luzardo, Jesus RP6-120509/30/19971No College
39 Machin, Vimael SS5-1018509/25/19930No College
55 Manaea, Sean SP6-524502/01/19924No College
--- McCann, Kyle C6-221012/02/19970Georgia Tech
38 McFarland, T.J. RP6-322006/08/19897No College
47 Montas, Frankie SP6-224503/21/19934No College
12 Murphy, Sean C6-322010/04/19941No College
21 Neuse, Sheldon 2B6-0195No College
28 Olson, Matt 1B6-523003/29/19944No College
45 Orf, Nate 2B5-818102/01/19901Baylor
63 Perez, Carlos C6-021010/27/19904No College
36 Petit, Yusmeiro RP6-125511/22/198412No College
18 Pinder, Chad LF6-220703/29/19924Virginia Tech
25 Piscotty, Stephen RF6-420501/14/19915Stanford
--- Puason, Robert SS6-316509/11/20020No College
31 Puk, A.J. RP6-722504/25/19951Florida
72 Reed, Buddy CF6-421004/27/19950Florida
65 Romero, Miguel RP6-020204/23/19940No College
68 Schultz, Jaime SP5-1020006/20/19912No College
10 Semien, Marcus SS6-019509/17/19907California
82 Smith, Burch RP6-422504/12/19903Oklahoma
48 Soria, Joakim RP6-320005/18/198412No College
62 Trivino, Lou RP6-524010/01/19912No College
--- Weems, Jordan 6-317511/07/19920No College
57 Wendelken, J.B. RP6-124003/24/19933No College